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Jordan Peterson – How To Stop Procrastinating

August 22, 2019


The next best predictor of lifetime success is conscientiousness. Well so, and of the… Of the two aspects of conscientiousness,
say, orderliness and industriousness, the better predictor is industriousness. So the question is “Well, what can you do about your industriousness?” And the answer to that, is…
well, that’s kind of rough too, because there’s a strong genetic component, but… You CAN work on micro habits with regards to your
conscientiousness, and I think the best micro habits (this is partly to do with these Future Authoring program processes), I think the best thing you can do with regards to your conscientiousness, is to… set up some aims for yourself.
Goals, that you actually value. And the Future Authoring program helps people do that. And basically, it does a situational analysis of-
It helps you do a situational analysis of your life, more than a psychological analysis, I would say. And so, the questions are something like, well: “Alright, you’re gonna have to put some effort into your life. And you need to be motivated to do that.” And so, what are the potential sources of motivation? Well, you could think about them
in the Big Five manner, you know, 1) if you’re extroverted, you want friends, 2) if you’re agreeable, you want an intimate relationship, 3) if you’re disagreeable, you want to win competitions, 4) if you’re open, you want to engage in creative activity, 5) if you’re high in neuroticism, you want security. Okay, so those are all sources of potential motivation, that you could draw on, that you could tailor to
your own, you know, your own personality. But then there are dimensions,
that you wanna consider your life across. And so, we asked people about, well… “You know, if you could have your life
the way you wanted it, in 3 to 5 years, if you were taking care of yourself properly, you know: [Dr. Peterson lists the dimensions]
1) What would you want from your friendships?
2) What would you want from your intimate relationship? 3) How would you like to structure your family?
4) What do you want for your career? 5) How are you going to use your time outside of your job? And 6) How are you going to regulate your
mental, physical- mental and physical health? And maybe also 7) Your drug and alcohol use.” Because that’s- that’s a good place to auger down. You know, cause alcoholism for example,
wipes out, you know, 5-10% of people. So, you wanna keep that under control. [stutter]
And then- and then- so maybe, you know, you- you- You develop a vision, of what your life-
what you would like your life to be, And that associates, the… So the goal, once the goal is established, and then you break down the goal into
microprocesses, that you can implement, the microprocesses become rewarding, in proportion…
in relation to their, uh, causal association with the goal! And that tangles in your- your incentive reward system, you know. We talked about the “dopaminergic incentive reward system”,
and that’s the thing that keeps you moving forward. And the way it works, is that it works better, if it produces positive emotion,
when it can see you moving towards a valued goal. Okay well, what’s the implication of that?
– Better have a valued goal! Because otherwise, you can’t get any
positive motivation working out. And so, the more valuable the goal, in principle, the more the microprocesses associated
with that goal, start to take on a positive charge. And so, what that means is, well… You get up in the morning, and you’re
excited about the day, you’re ready to go. And so, as far as I can tell, what you do is:
you specify your long term ideal. Maybe you also specify a place you wanna stay the hell away from, so that you’re terrified to fail,
as well as excited about succeeding, cause that’s also useful. You specify your goal. You do that,
in some sense, as a unique individual. You wanna specify goals, that make you say: “Oh! If that could happen, as a consequence
of my efforts, it would clearly be worthwhile!” Because, the question always is: Why do something? Cause doing nothing is easy.
You just sit there, and you don’t do anything. That’s real easy. The question is, why would you ever do anything? And the answer that has to be:
Because you’ve determined, by some means, that it’s worthwhile! And then, the next question might be:
Well, where should you look for worthwhile things? And one would be:
Well, you could consult your own temperament! And the other would be:
Well, you kind of look at how… Look at what it is, that people accrue,
that’s valuable, across the lifespan! [stutter] Look- look what- So, you do a structural analysis of the
sub-components of human existence! And [we] already did that! You need a family, you need friends! Like, you don’t need to have all these things,
but you better have most of them. Family, friends, career,
educational goals, plans for, you know, time outside of work, attention to your mental and physical health, et cetera! You know, those are-
that’s what life is about! And if you don’t have any of those things, well…
Then all you’ve got left, is misery and suffering! So that’s- that’s a bad…
That’s a bad deal for you. So. So, but once you set up that goal structure, let’s say, and that’s really, in many ways, that’s what
you should be doing at universities. That’s exactly what you should be doing – is trying to figure out:
Who it is, that you’re trying to be? Right? And you aim at that. And then use everything you learn, as a means of
building that person that you wanna be, and… I really mean “want to be!” I don’t mean “should be”,
even those things- those things are gonna overlap. And it’s important to distinguish between those,
because that’s partly (and this is back down to the micro-routine analysis), so, if I say-
Well, you gonna try to make yourself more industrious, Okay, #1: Specify your damn goals. Cause how are you gonna hit something,
if you don’t know what it is? That isn’t gonna happen! And often people won’t specify their goals too,
cause they don’t like to specify conditions for failure. So, if you keep yourself all vague and foggy, which is real easy, because that’s
just a matter of not doing as well, then you don’t know when you fail! And people might say: “Well, I really don’t wanna
know when I fail, because that’s painful! So I’ll keep myself blind, about when I fail!” That’s fine, except you’ll fail all the time then! Just won’t know it until you
failed so badly, that you’re done. And that can easily happen by the time you’re 40. So, so… I would recommend that you don’t let that happen. So that’s willful blindness, right?
You could have known! But you chose not to. Okay, so once you get your goal structure set up, you think: Okay, if I could have this life,
looks like that might be worth living”. Despite the fact that it’s gonna be, you know,
anxiety provoking and threatening, and there’s gonna be some suffering
and loss involved, in all of that. Obviously. The goal is to have a vision for your life, such that – – all things considered, that justifies your effort. Okay, so then what do you do? Well, then – then you turn down to the micro-routine. It’s like “Okay well, this is what I’m aiming for. How does that instantiate itself,
day to day, week to week, month to month? And that’s where something like a
schedule, can be unbelievably useful. Google Calendar.
It’s like, make a damn schedule! And stick to it! Okay, so what’s the rule with the schedule?
It’s not a bloody prison! That’s the first thing, that people do wrong!
It’s like “Well I don’t like to follow a schedule”. It’s like: “Well, what kind of schedule are you setting up?” “Well, I sh- I have to do this,
then I have to do this, then I have to do this. You know, and then I just go play video games, because who wants to do all these things, that I have to do?” It’s like, WRONG! Set the damn schedule up. So that you have the day you want! That’s the trick! It’s like
“Okay, I’ve got tomorrow, if I was gonna set it up, so it’s
the best possible day I could have, practically speaking, what would it look like?” Well, then you schedule that! And obviously, there’s a bit of responsibility
that’s gonna go along with that, because if you have any sense, one of the things that you’re gonna insist upon, is that at the end of the day, you’re not in worse shape
than you were at the beginning of the day, right? Cause that’s a stupid day! If you have a bunch of those in a row,
you just dig, you know, you dig yourself a hole, and then you bury yourself in it! In it’s like – sorry, that’s just not a good strategy. It’s a bad strategy. So, maybe 20% of your day
has to be responsibility and obligation. Or maybe it’s more than that,
depending on how far behind you are. But even that, you can ask yourself: “Okay well, I’ve got these responsibilities,
I have to schedule the damn things in, what’s the right ratio of responsibility to reward?” And you can ask yourself that, just like you’d
negotiate with someone, who is working for you. It’s like – okay, you gotta work tomorrow. Okay, so “I want you to work tomorrow”. And you might say:
“Okay well, what are you gonna do for me, that makes it likely, that I’ll work for you?” Well, you could ask yourself that, you know. Maybe you do an hour of responsibility,
and then you play a video game for 15 minutes. I don’t know, whatever turns your crank, man. But you know, you have to negotiate with yourself,
and not tyrannize yourself! Like you’re negotiating with someone that you care for, that you would like to be productive and have a good life! And and that’s how you make the schedule, it’s like … And then you look at the day, and you think:
“Well if I had that day, that’d be good”. Great! You know, and you’re useless and horrible, so you’ll probably only hit it with about 70% accuracy. But that beats the hell out of zero! Right? And if you hit it even with 50% accuracy, another rule is:
Well, aim for 51% the next week, or 50.5%, for God’s sake, or… Because you’re gonna hit that position, where things
start to loop back positively, and spiral you upward! And so… So that’s one way, that you can work on your conscientious. Plan of life, you’d like to have! And- and you do that partly by referring to social norms, that’s more or less rescuing your father from the belly of the whale, but the other way you do that, is by having
a little conversation with yourself, about… As if you don’t really know who you are.
Because you know what you’re like, you won’t do what you’re told. You won’t do, what you tell yourself to do. You must have noticed THAT! It’s like, you’re a bad employee, and a worse boss. And both of those work… you know, for you. You don’t know what you wanna do, and then when
you tell yourself what to do, you don’t do it anyways. You should fire yourself, and find someone else to be, but… But, you know, my point is, is that you have to understand,
that you’re not your own servant, so to speak. You’re someone that you have to negotiate with,
and that’s, and y- You’re someone, that you want to present the opportunity of having a good life to! And that’s hard for people, cause
they don’t like themselves very much! So you know, they’re always like cracking the whip and then procrastinating, and cracking the whip, and then procrastinating. And it’s like – God, it’s so boring,
and such a pathetic way of spending your time. And you know what that’s like,
cause you probably waste like 6 hours a day. And I think, we did an economic calculation about that a while back, right? Your time is probably worth 50 bucks an hour.
Something like that. I mean, you’re not getting paid that now, but you’re young, and so this is investment time, and what you do now, is going to multiply its effects in the future. So… so let’s say it’s $50 an hour,
which is perfectly reasonable. So if you waste 6 hours a day, and you are, Then you’re wasting about $2,000 a week,
or about $100,000 a year. So like, go ahead!
But that’s what it’s costing you, every hour. And you need to know,
what your damn time is worth. So, let’s say it’s not 50 bucks, it’s 30. Whatever, maybe it’s a $100.
It’s somewhere in that range. One of the things you should be asking yourself is,
when you spend an hour, was that “Well, would’ve I paid someone 50 bucks,
to have had that hour?” And if the answer is “no”, it’s like:
Well, maybe you should do something else with your time. And it depends on whether or not
you think that your time is worth while. But the funny thing about not assuming that,
is if you assume your time isn’t worthwhile, what happens, is you don’t just sit around sorta
randomly, in a state of responsibility-less bliss. What you do, is you suffer existentially. And so… that seems like a stupid solution.

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100 Comments

  • Reply Bite-sized Philosophy June 5, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    I hate being annoying and I am horrified by the idea of public shaming, but given that Dr. Peterson puts great effort into recommending the Self Authoring Program over his Twitter, I think I should get over my lack of courage and take this opportunity to advertise for the Self Authoring Program as this video is very relevant to it:
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  • Reply a little true April 5, 2019 at 12:14 pm

    Watching this after studying for 8 hours and having 11:09 minutes free time, which I use to consciously choose to watch this video. am I right guys, only me hahahha right

  • Reply united April 6, 2019 at 7:19 am

    Love for this man knows no bounds!

  • Reply Marcelo Henrique April 16, 2019 at 1:45 am

    Necrologium

  • Reply Stealthy Pirate April 20, 2019 at 1:02 am

    Just be terrified of not doing work and failure

  • Reply Hugo April 22, 2019 at 2:12 am

    10:24 another one is going to procastnate

  • Reply MPHZ April 22, 2019 at 5:15 pm

    Man i don't even want to finish watching this video

  • Reply YouTopia April 22, 2019 at 7:27 pm

    You can do a lot with one day tbh.

  • Reply Erick Monroy April 25, 2019 at 3:19 pm

    I can't stop hearing Kermit the frog giving me advices about my life

  • Reply Shari May 6, 2019 at 12:08 pm

    This guy gave my life a meaning in 11 minutes. God bless

  • Reply Gurdeep Singh May 8, 2019 at 9:53 am

    Set up some aims for yourself that you value.

    And 3:20

  • Reply joe bob May 15, 2019 at 2:15 am

    I procrastinated watching this for a year

  • Reply CurbsideUnderwood May 19, 2019 at 7:13 am

    This is so powerfully useful!!!

  • Reply melon melon June 4, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    What if you have anhedonia? You have your reward system fked up.

  • Reply Lenny Leonardson June 8, 2019 at 11:29 pm

    My room is a mess, I use a floordrobe. I’m going to pick up my clothes and start there to sort my shit out.

  • Reply Hudah55 June 10, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    About to clean my room ??

  • Reply TheClassic0074 June 11, 2019 at 11:20 pm

    @6:27

  • Reply Derek Beeler June 12, 2019 at 4:12 am

    it’s a shame that these concepts need to be taught at a university. this should be done by parents

  • Reply gol keeper June 12, 2019 at 10:25 am

    i fave the impression peterson is talking as if people who listen to him are a bunch of babies unable to do anything….are really there SO many people in need of a nanny?

  • Reply Michael Ahn June 14, 2019 at 12:13 pm

    I clicked this video literally while procrastinating…. but after watching this video I know what to do.

  • Reply snow June 15, 2019 at 10:53 am

    *added to watch later

  • Reply Bryan Sturgeon June 15, 2019 at 4:33 pm

    How to stop procrastinating..stop watching this giant air bag ..boy o boy this guy can’t half waffle….try’s to blind people with his jargon.. doesn’t even stop for breath..

  • Reply totipotencials June 16, 2019 at 7:09 am

    How I wish I could sit in his classroom!!

  • Reply blue wave June 17, 2019 at 7:16 pm

    This is like 20th video I have watched on the topic trying not to procrastinate writing my thesis ?

  • Reply marco antonio flores hernández June 18, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    Quienes serán los 492 pendejos k no les gustó el vídeo?

  • Reply Isaak Hoffman June 21, 2019 at 3:47 pm

    Did he say play video games for 15 minutes?? Please

  • Reply RatatRatR June 22, 2019 at 8:38 pm

    If only he had stuck with stuff like this.

  • Reply horizon June 23, 2019 at 11:04 pm

    good advice in some parts, but for those workaholics out there: remember you are a human being, not a human doing. procrastination is one thing, but don't think you're "wasting" that $50 an hour if you're using your time just existing. the key is balance.

  • Reply Masha Malygin June 24, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    sees video about how to stop procrastinating wow this is so cool I'll watch this

    later

  • Reply Craig Keller June 25, 2019 at 4:41 am

    I’m also a bad influence on myself.

  • Reply نور الله June 26, 2019 at 3:57 am

    you will suffer existentially …yeah he is right

  • Reply Steven Bowser June 26, 2019 at 8:48 pm

    He's taking about me–about us. And not in a trite way, but really addressing the actual issues we live out every day. How many of us play several hours of video games a day and feel like we don't know what else to do, and wonder why we aren't happy?

  • Reply Martin Christian June 29, 2019 at 3:59 am

    wrong title nth about how to stop procrastinating

  • Reply Jack Blair June 30, 2019 at 2:22 am

    Added to "watch later."

  • Reply Martin JC July 1, 2019 at 12:29 am

    What a complex confusing mess of a presentation. If you're looking for help with procrastination try Mel Robbins, she's great – I can relate to her!

  • Reply Mark July 1, 2019 at 2:50 am

    One of my favorite Peterson clips of all time!
    It's a great bite-size clip, 11min, all live, no edits, where JBP says live unrehearsed: "set up the damn schedule!", "don't tyrannize yourself", and "whatever turns your crank, man!" ? This guy is the uber father

  • Reply Susan Wright July 1, 2019 at 3:13 am

    Is life worth it
    Too many words for just do it

  • Reply woodhd July 1, 2019 at 7:55 am

    i put this on my watch list

  • Reply Vegan Candy July 2, 2019 at 7:08 pm

    When he was listing off the 5 main sources of motivation, having friends etc nothing was clicking until he got to the final one: “if you are high in neuroticism you want stability.”

  • Reply Jerry Varkey July 2, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    I want to watch this…maybe later.

  • Reply alwaysuseless July 3, 2019 at 8:58 pm

    Add video to Watch later.

    So I can watch it again later.

  • Reply Dave M. July 5, 2019 at 1:11 am

    It seems like at the end of each day, I'm good at planning what I will do the next day, then when the next day arrives , I can think of a million things I'd rather do.

  • Reply galaxxy09 July 5, 2019 at 5:09 am

    I had this in my watchlist for about 6 months now

  • Reply SadisticKillerXx July 6, 2019 at 12:07 am

    Saving it to watch it later

  • Reply That Guy Andy July 6, 2019 at 9:27 am

    Videos with Mr. Peterson always feel like they end too soon.

  • Reply Fred Smith July 7, 2019 at 7:20 am

    you can't gain anything from this video because he's speaking too fast and it's too haphazard, too confusing. nothing comes out of it. you want simplicity. no one will remember unless the message is simple.

  • Reply NPC 0 July 8, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    added video to "watch later" playlist

  • Reply Thomas A. Anderson July 9, 2019 at 10:29 pm

    "I need to watch this video" says the man who marks it "Watch Later"

  • Reply Jaguy July 10, 2019 at 3:43 am

    My motivation is I'm not dead so I guess I'll be alive …

  • Reply Nelfis July 10, 2019 at 11:37 am

    How to stop procrastinating.

    Me: saves to watch later

  • Reply Daniel Roy July 12, 2019 at 4:53 pm

    "whatever turns your crank man"

  • Reply Володя Горячев July 14, 2019 at 7:12 pm

    Is it a self-empoverment seminar? Damn, Peterson is turing into yet another life coach.

  • Reply Without Worries July 15, 2019 at 10:15 am

    After some careful consideration and self pity I've decided my goal is not to have a goal. Ahhh that feels better.

  • Reply Sushi Uchiha July 17, 2019 at 12:03 am

    I'm waiting 100 thousand dollars a year??! No wonder I'm broke…

  • Reply Sara Ibanez July 18, 2019 at 2:55 am

    I’ll watch it later

  • Reply Canada Dry July 18, 2019 at 3:53 pm

    This seems like a very useful video.

    Saved to Watch Later.

  • Reply Kevin Kemble July 18, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    Just some journaling notes to think about.

    /////
    It is so interesting to understand that the majority of these United States of America are overwhelming adult children.

    On adultchildren.org you will come to realize what has this dis-ease gripping so many, unresolved chaotic past trauma trauma for many. See "The Problem" and "The Solution" running amuck finally at the very core of our highest offices of the land as well.

    40+ years compiled experience, strength and hope for a better way of life is described in 649pg "Adult Children of Alcoholics / Dysfunctional Families and Other Addictions." The book is referred to as ACoA, "The Red Book," "Big Red Book."
    Imagine a world that this recovery book and workbook included within the edited pages is used by adversarial groups or lobbyist to trigger the parts of lost selves in adult children who might possibly have those untreated, unresolved chaotic past trauma. Things to consider. Today just might be the start of the best days of the rest of your life.

    Just a little information below for educational purposes only below:

    “The Laundry List”

    – this is an excerpt from pages 417-19
    1 We confuse our boss or supervisor with our
    alcoholic parent(s) or qualifier and have similar relationship patterns, behaviors, and reactions that are carry-overs from childhood.
    2 We confuse our co-workers with our siblings or our alcoholic parent(s) and repeat childhood reactions in those working relationships.
    3 We expect lavish praise and acknowledgment from our boss for our efforts on the job.
    4 Authority figures scare us and we feel afraid when we need to talk to them.
    5 We get a negative “gut reaction” when dealing with someone who has the physical characteristics or mannerisms of our alcoholic qualifier.
    6 We have felt isolated and different from everyone around us, but we don’t really know why.
    7 We lose our temper when things upset us rather than dealing with problems productively.
    8 We busy ourselves with our co-workers’ jobs, often telling them how to do their work.
    9 We can get hurt feelings when co-workers do things socially together without asking us, even though we have not made an effort to get to know them and join in the social life.
    10 We are afraid to make the first move to get to know a co-worker better, thinking they will not like us or approve of us.

    11 We usually do not know how to ask for what we want or need on the job, even for little things.
    12 We do not know how to speak up for ourselves when someone has said or done something inappropriate.  We try desperately to avoid face-to-face confrontations.
    13 We are sensitive and can get extremely upset with any form of criticism of our work.
    14 We want to be in charge of every project or activity, feeling more comfortable when we are in control of every detail, rather than letting others be responsible.
    15 We may be the workplace “clown” to cover up our insecurities or to get attention from others.
    16 We are people-pleasers and may take on extra work, or our co-workers’ tasks, in order to be liked and receive approval from others.
    17 We do not know how to be assertive in getting our needs met or expressing a concern.  We may have to repeatedly rehearse our comments before delivering them.
    18 We have felt that we do not deserve a raise, promotion, better workspace, or a better job.
    19 We do not know how to set boundaries, and we let others interrupt us.  We can accept more work without knowing how to say ‘no’ appropriately.
    20 We are perfectionists about our own work and expect others to be the same and have the same work ethics and values.
    21 We become workaholics because it gives us a feeling of self-worth we did not get as a child.
    22 We may jump from job to job, looking for the perfect position as the substitute for the secure and nurturing home environment we did not have.
    23 We get upset when people do things that affect us or our work without asking us first.
    24 We have a high tolerance for workplace dysfunction and tend to stick it out in an unhappy job because we lack the self-esteem to leave.

    Laundry List (14 Traits of an Adult Child)
    These are characteristics we seem to have in common due to being brought up in an alcoholic or otherwise dysfunctional household.
    * 1)  We became isolated and afraid of people and authority figures. 

    * 2)  We became approval seekers and lost our identity in the process. 

    * 3)  We are frightened by angry people and any personal criticism. 

    * 4)  We either become alcoholics, marry them or both, or find another compulsive personality such as a workaholic to full-fill our sick abandonment needs. 

    * 5)  We live life from the viewpoint of victims and are attracted by that weakness in our love and friendship relationships. 

    * 6)  We have an overdeveloped sense of responsibility, and it is easier for us to be concerned with others rather than ourselves; this enables us not to look too closely at our own faults, etc. 

    * 7)  We get guilt feelings when we stand up for ourselves instead of giving in to others. 

    * 8)  (((((We became addicted to excitement. ))))))

    * 9)  We confuse love and pity and tend to “love” people we can “pity” and “rescue.” 

    * 10)  We have “studied” our feelings from our traumatic childhoods and have lost the ability to feel or express our feelings because it hurts so much (Denial). 

    * 11)  We judge ourselves harshly and have a very low sense of self-esteem. 

    * 12)  We are dependent personalities who are terrified of abandonment and will do anything to hold on to a relationship in order not to experience painful abandonment feelings, which we received from living with sick people who were never there emotionally for us. 

    * 13)  Alcoholism is a family disease; we became para-alcoholics and took on the characteristics of that disease even though we did not pick up the drink. 

    * 14)  Para-alcoholics are reactors rather than actors.

  • Reply Ham The Enlisted July 19, 2019 at 4:12 am

    The more I watch his videos, the more I realize he rambles so much. He has trouble getting to the point.

  • Reply downbntout July 20, 2019 at 6:45 pm

    He opens with 'The next predictor of life success is (conscientiousness). Where are the other predictors?

  • Reply Mohamed Bassam July 21, 2019 at 7:24 pm

    best life strategy i ever seen

  • Reply Remlat Zargonix July 21, 2019 at 7:42 pm

    How to get over procrastination?….I'll watch this video tomorrow.

  • Reply hvelavan1 July 22, 2019 at 12:28 am

    Peterson is the father many people needed when they were under 20. I am 30 but it is ok, better late than never.

  • Reply brandon krause July 23, 2019 at 5:14 am

    I don't understand what he means. Does he mean work steadily all day and cut that 6 hours of waste into 1 or 2 hours instead? and that its bad to work really hard and take breaks all the time. basically slow and steady wins the race?

  • Reply Peter Bailey July 23, 2019 at 9:07 am

    Doing nothing is not 'EASY' it is harder than doing something, I`m 70 yo, been married 3 times, the first was my fault, the second my wife wanted to wear the pants, I could not handle that, the 3rd, my wife was from Thailand, she had the 2 of our children, "great kids" and it killed me to loos her, I have tried to get involved with 'LIFE' , then I see all the BULL SHIT the dems/libs carry on with, FFS are you brain dead, THE WORLD IS WATCHING.

  • Reply Sam Brown July 24, 2019 at 12:38 pm

    Why do the videos titles auto translate??? So damn annoying

  • Reply Sench July 26, 2019 at 10:59 am

    My takeaway from this is, "you're useless and horrible". 😀

  • Reply Miguel Sáenz Cardoza July 27, 2019 at 8:14 am

    Speaking of overlapping and being vague and foggy, I find really awkward to try to distinguish between the self-help speech and the academic lecture. Between the advice for a patient and the concept for a student. Really weird.

  • Reply Qusai Nayil July 27, 2019 at 11:30 am

    I hope one day he starts to believe in god. He is such an intelligent and kind man

  • Reply Terry Bridges July 27, 2019 at 10:59 pm

    I was going to join the procrastination club, but i never got around to it.

  • Reply digitaldharma July 28, 2019 at 5:04 am

    Thanks for being a beacon of light??

  • Reply Asht0n July 28, 2019 at 10:16 am

    I'm 42.. I've failed

  • Reply Ever Mateo July 30, 2019 at 3:42 am

    I was procrastinating on watching this video! I had to flag it to watch later ?

  • Reply Keith July 31, 2019 at 1:17 am

    Work like your getting paid $50/hour for the majority of your time, especially during "time-to-be-clutch" moments, and you'll eventually get that kind of money by way of the universe making room for you ❤

  • Reply ButterflyBasher July 31, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    What are you supposed to do if you’re almost 40 and only just realise you’re ‘done’? Seriously. What kind of hope does he offer or can he? I think he’s an amazing guy but by his reckoning I may as well jump off a cliff now ☹️

  • Reply Kmra PanMedia July 31, 2019 at 10:55 pm

    In a minute I'm for sure gonna watch this…

  • Reply Gabriel S July 31, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Very interesting topic. I'll watch it later.

  • Reply myndlink August 2, 2019 at 10:49 am

    I'm gonna watch this later.

  • Reply Veiskryd August 2, 2019 at 11:38 am

    "… I dunno, whatever turns your crank, man."

  • Reply Joe S August 3, 2019 at 4:51 am

    Adds to watch later list.

  • Reply Satish Shinde August 3, 2019 at 9:55 am

    I find that his videos are presented in a way that produces anxiety. I always find something in his videos that I need in that moment to improve. However, it is always at the risk of another anxiety attack.

  • Reply Debby Bumgarner August 4, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    Glad I found this

  • Reply Anas ech_b August 5, 2019 at 1:58 pm

    Wtf who is this man, he hit me inside my heart with everyword LMAO

  • Reply Black Tortoise August 6, 2019 at 8:53 am

    This video makes me kind of angry that people could think Peterson is a bad person

  • Reply Poopy Pants August 7, 2019 at 9:16 am

    Instructions unclear. Got my dick stuck in a toaster.

  • Reply JoJuan Brown August 7, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    He’s good

  • Reply It's Musky August 7, 2019 at 5:24 pm

    “Often people won’t specify their goals because they don’t like to specify conditions for failure.” That shit hit home

  • Reply Jose Fernandez August 7, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    I'm gonna stopped at the 5 min mark coz a map boss just spawned. gonna continue this video tomorrow.

  • Reply Will August 7, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    This video literally stopped all of my procrastination.

  • Reply Bmchaney Bmchaney August 8, 2019 at 1:18 am

    Open, m*alpha wins. ty

  • Reply Twice Fan August 13, 2019 at 9:04 pm

    I procrastinated watching this video for about a week

  • Reply Matthew Sawczyn August 13, 2019 at 11:34 pm

    "You're useless and horrible, so…"
    Jordan Peterson, calling us as we are ?

  • Reply Joe Anderson August 14, 2019 at 2:20 am

    "You're useless and horrible so you'll probably only hit it wit about 70% accuracy…"

  • Reply Joe Anderson August 14, 2019 at 2:21 am

    "you know what that's like cuz you probably waste 6 hours a day…"

  • Reply White_Shadow_59 August 14, 2019 at 8:42 am

    1:34 Slow down Einstein. 1 thing at a time geez. I guess i'll start with wiping off the doritos off my fat gut.

  • Reply Vishal August 15, 2019 at 2:06 pm

    10:25 Someone got really motivated

  • Reply White_Shadow_59 August 16, 2019 at 1:33 pm

    Did anyone come here to procrastinate 😉 LOL

  • Reply Tyler August 17, 2019 at 5:35 pm

    I added this to "Watch Later"…

  • Reply Mark nikollaj August 19, 2019 at 6:38 pm

    I literally put this video on my save later playlist Bc I told my self I’ll watch it later

  • Reply Alan Peraza August 20, 2019 at 7:21 am

    Save to Watch Later

  • Reply Hot Potato August 21, 2019 at 4:49 pm

    How can I know if Im born lazy or it is environment and personal history??

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